Michael Kraaz is an independent filmmaker based in Canberra, the national capital. His fixation with pop culture has led him down many paths. Avidly reading movie magazines as a teenager inspired him to become a film-maker. This interest led to him completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of Canberra. Post-university life saw him involved in radio, producing a segment of the National Film and Sound Archive's <i>Ten Minutes of Passion</b> project. NFSA then employed him as an education presenter. A popular part of his presentations were the two Aeroplane Jelly commercials from the '40s and '50s. It was here he first decided that the story should be expanded into documentary form. He is next preparing a documentary about another Aussie battler, in the form of Heavy Metal music folk hero, John the Beast.
WINNER! BEST DOCUMENTARY, Geek Film Festival, Toronto, Feb 2021.
FINALIST! AniMate Australia Animation Film Festival 2021...